I was part of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers (Archaeologists, Software Developers, Game Designers, Historians) from across the United States that crafted a 3D reconstruction of Ancient Rome as an online, multiplayer video game in the Unity game engine. Here's the project description:
Created as part of the Humanities Virtual World Consortium, UCLA Romelab is a multi-disciplinary research group whose work uses the physical and virtual city of Rome as a point of departure to study the interrelationship between historical phenomena and the spaces and places of the ancient city. RomeLab is a unique experience that integrates the research team and research lab directly into the classroom by offering undergraduate and graduate, lab-based seminars where students of diverse skill sets collaborate together, working side-by-side with faculty, to study the ancient city through the use of interactive, multi-player Virtual Worlds and video game technology.
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